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- January 1, 2014: Volume 6, Number 1

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Varied viewpoints: Industry experts voice their thoughts on Asian property markets at the VIP

by Alex Frew McMillan

Property investment in Asia faces exciting opportunities and new challenges. This past November, Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s VIP – Asia Investor Roundtable was held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. A number of panels examined those opportunities and challenges, drilling down into investment in China, Japan and other Asian markets, looking at both unlisted and listed strategies.

China’s new leaders chart a course for developers into smaller cities

A shift is under way in the types of property that institutional investors favour in China, with funds preferring to leave the luxury end of the residential market and switch their attention to secondary cities and middle-class housing. That is because the new government under President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang is focused on reforms that overhaul the economy in favour of the private sector, heard the attendees of the “China: Different Perspective

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